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Numbers 24:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession, [who were] his enemies; While Israel doeth valiantly.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Edom shall be a possession, Seir, its enemies, also will be a possession, While Israel performs valiantly.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Edom shall be a possession, and Seir a possession,—they, his enemies; but Israel will do valiantly.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So Edom hath become a possession, Yea a possession is Seir to his foes,—But, Israel, is doing valiantly;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Edom hath been a possession, And Seir hath been a possession, [for] its enemies, And Israel is doing valiantly;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he shall possess Idumea: the inheritance of Seir shall come to their enemies, but Israel shall do manfully.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Edom shall bee a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies, and Israel shall doe valiantly.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Edom shall be an inheritance, and Esau his enemy shall be an inheritance [of Israel], and Israel wrought valiantly.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Yisrael shall do valiantly.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And m אֱדוֹם 123
{0123} Prime
אֱדֹם
'Edom
{ed-ome'}
From H0122; red (see Genesis 25:25); Edom, the elder twin-brother of Jacob; hence the region (Idumaea) occuped by him.
shall be x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
a possession, 3424
{3424} Prime
יְרֵשָׁה
y@reshah
{yer-ay-shaw'}
From H3423; occupancy.
`r שֵׂעִיר 8165
{8165} Prime
שֵׂעִיר
Se`iyr
{say-eer'}
Formed like H8163; rough; Seir, a mountain of Idumaea and its aboriginal occupants, also one in Palestine.
also shall be x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
a possession 3424
{3424} Prime
יְרֵשָׁה
y@reshah
{yer-ay-shaw'}
From H3423; occupancy.
for his enemies; 341
{0341} Prime
אֹיֵב
'oyeb
{o-yabe'}
Active participle of H0340; hating; an adversary.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
and Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל 3478
{3478} Prime
יִשְׂרָאֵל
Yisra'el
{yis-raw-ale'}
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
shall do 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
valiantly. 2428
{2428} Prime
חַיִל
chayil
{khah'-yil}
From H2342; probably a force, whether of men, means or other resources; an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Numbers 24:18

_ _ Edom shall be a possession — This prophecy was accomplished by David (2 Samuel 8:14).

_ _ Seir — seen in the south, and poetically used for Edom. The double conquest of Moab and Edom is alluded to (Psalms 60:8; Psalms 108:9).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 24:15-25.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Numbers 24:18

A possession — Which was also foretold, Genesis 25:23, and in part fulfilled, 2 Samuel 8:14; 1 Chronicles 18:13, but more fully by Christ, Amos 9:12; Obadiah 1:18, who shall subdue and possess all his enemies; here signified by the name of Edom, as Jacob or Israel, his brother, signifies all his church and people. Seir — A part and, mountain of Edom.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Genesis 27:29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed [be] every one that curseth thee, and blessed [be] he that blesseth thee.
Genesis 27:40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.
2 Samuel 8:14 And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David's servants. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
Psalms 60:1 [[To the chief Musician upon Shushaneduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aramnaharaim and with Aramzobah, when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand.]] O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.
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Psalms 60:8-12 Moab [is] my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of me. ... Through God we shall do valiantly: for he [it is that] shall tread down our enemies.
Isaiah 34:5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.
Isaiah 63:1 Who [is] this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this [that is] glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Amos 9:12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this.
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Gn 27:29, 40. 2S 8:14. Ps 60:1, 8. Is 34:5; 63:1. Am 9:12.

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